• Meet the Counselors

    Tammey Carr

    School Counselor, grades Kindergarten-2nd 

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    (770) 232-3271 Office Hours 7:45 am - 3:15 pm

    This is currently Ms. Carr's 3rd year as a Professional School Counselor within Gwinnett County. She attended undergrad at Albany State University, and received her Masters from Capella University. Ms. Carr is currently receiving her Specialist Degree in School Counseling from Valdosta State University. Prior to becoming a school counselor, she was employed as a teacher’s assistant in DeKalb County, as well as a social service provider across the state of Georgia. All of Ms. Carr's work with youth lead her to become a school counselor so that she could service a greater number of children, and make a positive impact within our community.

    Ms. Carr's philosophy of school counseling centers around building relationships with students and families, advocating for student success, and supporting the school community through enthusiasm and empathy. 


    Kim Peters 

    School Counselor, grades 3rd-5th

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    (770) 232-3269 Office Hours 7:45 am - 3:15 pm


    Kelly Byrd

    SST Coordinator & RTI

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    This is Ms. Byrd's 14th year as a school counselor and her 3rd year at Chattahoochee. She has worked in elementary and high school settings. Before beginning her career in education, Ms. Byrd worked in the field of journalism. She holds a Bachelor of Schience degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and a Specialist in Education degree in School Counseling from the University of Georgia. Ms. Byrd lives with her husband and twins in Duluth. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, politics, new adventures, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Byrd also serves as a Board of Trustee for the Gwinnett County Public Library system.

    Character Traits

    At Chattahoochee, we celebrate a new character trait each month.

    September: Responsibility

    October: Respect

    November & December: Caring and Kindness

    January: Empathy

    February: Self-Control

    March: Fairness

    April: Perseverance

    May: Teamwork and Cooperation

    At the end of each month, we recognize the students who were chosen as role models for that character trait. Check back here to see their pictures each month!

For Parents and Students

  • The counselors have taken on the task of introducting students to mindfulness for the 2018-2019 school year. Through mindfulness, students are more aware of their bodies and emotions, as well as how these two are connected to their behavior. With increased knowledge and practice of mindfulness, students are better prepared to tackle their day with positive outcomes.

    Connect at Home

    Mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset, and to make better decisions. In short, it helps with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.

    Visit Huffington Post to learn 8 ways to teach mindfulness to kids


    Families can have access to mindfulness exercises and activities to reinforce what is practiced at school.

    Visit GoNoodle to visit these activities

Family Assistance

  • A toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve - and save - lives. 2-1-1 is available via phone and online 24/7 to speak with a live agent. You'll find information about:

    • supplemental food and nutrition programs
    • shelter and housing options and utilities 
    • emergency information and disaster relief
    • employment and education opportunities
    • services for veterans
    • health care, vaccination, and health epidemic information
    • support groups for individuals with mentalillnesses or special needs
    • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

Is it Bullying?

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